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Gay Austin named nonprofit VP

Gay Austin of McComb, has been installed as second vice president the nonprofit National Garden Clubs., the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. As second vice president for the next two years, Austin will chair the finance committee. Austin previously served as third vice president of National Garden Clubs. She has held various positions on a national level. Austin ...

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Pork with a top prize — Shed BBQ wins Grand Championship in prestigious competition

By TED CARTER America’s best barbecue? If you’re in whole hog, look no farther than Ocean Springs, home of The Shed BBQ, whose pork perfectionists just laid claim to the Grand Championship of America title in the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest – long acclaimed as the Super Bowl of competitive barbecuing. The Shed beat out 35 other ...

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HOPE Federal Credit Union opening for business in Greenville

HOPE Federal Credit Union, an arm of non-profit Hope Enterprise Corp., will cut the ribbon at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on its full service location in Greenville. HOPE Federal has had a limited operation in Greenville for 20 years. The location at 546 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will expand those offerings, giving members access to checking accounts, loans and mortgages ...

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Innovate Mississippi in ‘fund-a-thon’ to raise start-up prize money

Innovate Mississippi kicks off a 24-hour fund-a-thon at 11 central tonight and through 11 Tuesday night to raise prize money for winners of a venture challenge later this month. The idea is to help “great new startup ventures in Mississippi,” Innovate’s CEO Tony Jeff said in an email to media and supporters of the organization that helps both creative economy ...

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ALAN TURNER: Joe Donovan – Entrepreneur with community spirit

  Joe Donovan was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and perhaps that may help to explain in a small way why much of what he has touched in his career has turned to gold. Currently serving as the executive director of the Mississippi Center of Non-Profits, and, as the head of the Entrepreneurial Development program at Millsaps, Joe is quite ...

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Jackson-area Habitat awarded $20,000 for its work in bringing back neighborhoods

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area and local law enforcement leaders were recently recognized with a national award for improving the safety and vitality of neighborhoods in the Metro Jackson area. Habitat and its partners were selected from more than 540 applicants for a $20,000 MetLife Foundation Award. They were honored for demonstrating that blighted neighborhoods such as MidCity/Georgetown and ...

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A general with a big heart

The growing number of homeless people in the Gulfport area touched Ted Hearn’s heart. Always active in community events, he became involved with a local soup kitchen, Feed My Sheep, as a board member and food server in the daily lunch line. He also worked with the Salvation Army and helped operate a cold weather shelter for the first time ...

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